A MORPETH fund-raising champion’s sweet idea helped her to achieve a dream prize.
Rebecca Clark won the Diana Award Inter-Regional Fund-raising Challenge after selling 82 Diana Award supporters’ wristbands – which brought in £174.
The Year 13 student at King Edward VI School was invited to London to receive her certificate and prize, two tickets to see the hit West End show Wicked starring Lee Mead.
Rebecca also had the envious opportunity of meeting Lee before the performance.
Of her wristband selling success, she said: “I sold them to members of staff and pupils at my school, family and their friends and neighbours. I also approached retail staff in the local shops of Morpeth.
“Having had lots of lollies left over from Hallowe’en, I made good use of giving a free lolly with each band bought. This went down well with both staff and pupils at school.
“The cold sell to neighbours and retail staff was a little harder. It was a case of just walking in and giving it a go, I was lucky that most people said yes.
“I am still selling bands and take every opportunity as it arises to promote and sell.”
Seventeen award holders from across the UK took on the challenge and sold 525 wristbands raising a total of £463 for the Diana Award, which celebrates the amazing achievements of inspirational young people who defy expectation and challenge the negative stereotypes that are so often applied to them.
Every award holder has demonstrated the qualities associated with the late Princess of Wales – compassion and a selfless commitment to improving the lives of others.
For more information, visit www.diana-award.org.uk